Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Gets Falke Next Week

By Rebecca Smith,
Street Fighter V continues to introduce more fighters into the title with the Season 3 Character Pass. Players already have their hands on Blanka and Sakura. Now Capcom has revealed that brand new character Falke will be the third Season 3 fighter to arrive on Steam, and she'll be here as early as next week.


Falke was an alternative clone to M. Bison. Shadaloo performed extensive experiments on her and she has trained extensively to gain perfection, even though this caused her to spiral into despair. Ed came to her rescue and they escaped Shadaloo together.

Her staff, Harmony, can be used for basic ranged attacks. Through it, and other objects too, she can also infuse Psycho Power and release it. The Psycho Power can be charged by holding down any of the punch buttons before being released in one of three different ways:

  • Standing (Psycho Kugel) – Falke releases the Psycho Power through her staff like a shotgun
  • Air (Psycho Feder) – Falke shoots a projectile at a diagonal angle downwards from the air
  • Crouching (Psycho Kanonen) – Falke lays on the ground and shoots a projectile at the opponent’s feet. She can avoid projectiles while using Psycho Kanonen.
Her Psycho Schneide uppercut ability can be triggered by pressing punch twice, while her Katapult attack, where she pole vaults towars her opponent in a kicking motion, is triggered by pressing kick twice. Her V-Skill, Psycho Trombe, is where she extends her arm and spins her staff in front of her as a way to absorb projectiles and defend herself. This can be cancelled into through a variety of normal moves.

As usual, she also has two V-Triggers and a Critical Art:

V-Trigger I: Staerken

In this two-block V-Trigger, Falke powers up her ability to infuse and release Psycho Power from her staff and will allow her to use additional versions of her special moves without needing to charge up in advance.

Pressing HP+HK again during this V-Trigger will cause Falke to use Psycho Shrot, a powered up version of Psycho Kugel that emits three bullets and travels further. Pressing down and HP+HK will see Falke using Psycho Panzer, a powered up version of Psycho Kanonen that deals more damage. Finally, pressing HP+HK in the air will cause Falke to use Psycho Jaeger, a stronger Psycho Feder that can ricochet off the ground. Psycho Shrot and Kanonen can be cancelled into each other and can leave the opponent prone to a Critical Art.

V-Trigger II: Psycho Angriff

In this three-block V-Trigger, Falke increases her ability to utilize her staff in various ways. Upon activation, Falke will immediately twirl around hitting the opponent into the air, which she then follows up with a surge of Psycho Power.

Pressing HP+HK during this V-Trigger will result in Falke using Psycho Sturm, a sweeping hit with her staff that can be cancelled into to extend combos. Pressing down and HP+HK will see Falke using Psycho Klinge, where she jumps diagonally into the air before slamming her staff down on the opponent and can be followed up with normal moves. Falke’s V-Skill, Psycho Trombe, can also reflect projectiles during Psycho Angriff.

Finally, each of the new moves Falke gains during Psycho Angriff can be cancelled into from special moves like Psycho Schneide and Katapult, increasing her combo potential and damage.

Critical Art: Psycho Fluegel

With a Psycho Power-charged staff, Falke launches opponents into the air. She then pole vaults up to meet her opponent, whacks them sideways with her staff, then slams them down with a final overhead swing.
You can see the character in action in the gameplay trailer below:

Falke will arrive on April 24th. She can be purchased separately for US$5.99 or as part of the Season 3 Character Pass. Doing this will also unlock her Battle Costume with colours 3-10 and default costume colours 3-10. She can be bought with 100,000 Fight Money alternatively, but this third method of purchase won't unlock her Battle Costume. Season 3 also includes Cody, Sagat and G, who will be appearing over the next few months.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.
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